World War 2 photo: Officers of the 3rd Belorussian Front accepting Germans surrendered together with armored vehicles, including from the 4th Panzer Division. Pilau, May 9, 1945
The troops of the 3rd Belarus Front completed the reception of capitulated formations and units of German troops near the mouth of the Vistula River and combed the occupied territory, clearing it of the remaining small groups and individual enemy soldiers. A total of more than 20,000 prisoners of German soldiers and officers and 3 generals were taken. The following trophies are taken into account: aircraft – 50, tanks and self-propelled guns – 20, field guns – 300, mortars – 134, machine guns – 2,500, rifles and machine guns – 15,000, armored vehicles – 53, vehicles – 5.912, radio stations – 30, horses – 1.570.
Location: East Prussia, Pilau
Date of the photo: 09 May 1945
Author: Mikhail Savin